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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Acrylic Snare Tuning
« Last post by aj_peal on September 04, 2016, 07:19 AM »
With a drum like this there's not a lot of inherent tone in the shell so your going to want something a little bit thicker than the ambassador. On the Evans side I'd go with hydraulics for a thick fat sound. If your going Remo, anything that has any kind of double ply with or without and oil filler between the plys should serve you well. I would recommend a powerstroke 77 or pinstripe.

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Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Help Me With Drumsticks Slipping
« Last post by Bart Elliott on September 03, 2016, 05:22 AM »
The lacquer used on drumsticks can make them slippery; you don't have to have sweaty hands to have them slip out of your hands.

There are a number of products on the market that may help you. You could try using stick grip tape or stick wax, both of which will help reduce the slick surface issue of the drumstick. Some people even rub a little sandpaper on the drumstick to rough up the grip area and remove some of the lacquer.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Help Me With Drumsticks Slipping
« Last post by aj_peal on September 02, 2016, 08:56 PM »
You just need to adjust your grip. Think of it like holding an animal. You want to grip enough that whatever it is can't get away but at the same time not enough to kill it. Its the same approach across all walks of percussion but I would say that you can be slightly more relaxed when your playing set. The idea is to be able to drive velocity into the drum and still let the stick resonate.

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Miscellaneous / Wanted to check and see what is to play on Ice Drum
« Last post by StiGy on August 29, 2016, 10:51 AM »
Funny one, have you ever played on an ice drum?!
Check it Out:

And what do you say about `Cold As Ice` in my opinion the Drummer made some genius deletions there!
See ya :)
General Board / Re: Wise words from Dennis Chambers
« Last post by Dan Ste on August 20, 2016, 01:20 AM »
Wow. 0:39 is right on. In fact it's all gold. So much wisdom and so much to take away from this. Great post Bart.

Looking forward to seeing him with Mike Stern in Melbourne in next few days.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Recessed bass drum claws for Brady
« Last post by Bart Elliott on August 19, 2016, 10:31 AM »
I assume that you don't have T-rods on the bass drum? If you do, recessed claws won't work.

There are, as you said, a lot of different bass drum claws on the market that recess the tension rod. My advice is to contact my friend, Andy Foote, at Drum Supply House in Nashville, TN.

I just checked their website and they have around a dozen styles of recessed bass drum claws to choose from, and would be able to direct you towards the make/model that fits your budget.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Recessed bass drum claws for Brady
« Last post by skn on August 19, 2016, 06:35 AM »
Hey guys,

I'm doing a little upgrade on my brady kit which has pretty dated hardware.

I'd like to put on some recessed bass drum claws as most major brands are using these days, just so things don't get knocked when you're moving your kit (specifically bass drum being rested on the head side).

I know TAMA and Pearl have their own versions of this, but getting 20 claws gets exy. I saw Gibraltar have the SC-CH sets. Seems ok, but does anyone know if the recess covers the head of the tension bolt? Any other good quality, economical solutions out there?

Peeeeeace J
Sorry to hear that you were unable to acquire the drums you wanted.

Ehh....crap like this usually happens when I get close to getting something I've really wanted:  I say something to screw up the deal and lose out. 

Oh well.  There's more than one way to skin a cat, as we Southerners say. 
Bobby Hutcherson has always been one of my favorite jazz vibraphonists. His playing was a huge influence on me back in college. I still have several of his albums on vinyl.

Rest in peace, Bobby, and thank you for all of the incredible music.
We are saddened to report that legendary jazz vibraphonist, Bobby Hutcherson, passed away at his home on Monday, August 15, 2016; he was 75.
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